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The Cargo Hold: Episode 2 – SDCC Part 1

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On this episode of The Cargo Hold, Jayson, Chris, and Corey discuss the following:

  • San Diego Comic Con reveals from Funko, Gentle Giant, and more.
  • What coming up in Hasbro Star Wars
  • Hot Wheels!
  • Gentle Giant Jumbo Figures
  • and more!

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First Order Transmissions #208: Rogue 2.0

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On this special episode of First Order Transmissions, I take over hosting duties and am joined by Dan Curto and Chris Salton as we discuss the latest in Star Wars news including new ultra-high end collectible props, the overblown report(s) of Rogue One going through extensive reshooting, and the current state of collecting.

You can watch the show by clicking on over to the dedicated YouTube channel or watch right here.

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Episode #97: Rogue Reveal

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After taking a post-Star Wars Day break from the show last week, Flyguy and I are back to discuss the latest in Star Wars collecting. A mysterious Black Series set of astromechs turned up in Hong Kong and we speculate on its destination. Funko dropped their new Smuggler’s Bounty this week and we break down its contents and criticisms. Plus, Rogue One had a series of “spoilers” drop this week in terms of characters names, aliens and vehicles. All of this and more PLUS our latest acquisitions on Episode #97 of The Realm Recap.

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Episode #75: Kmart’s Kylo Confusion

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We are one week past Force Friday, but the aisles look like the week before. The desired product is virtually wiped out with only drips and drabs of stock replenishment taking place. To add further insult to injury, Kmart set many collectors up for failure in trying to obtain their exclusive 6″ Kylo Ren by launching a very early Sunday morning preorder. Is there hope for the modern day collector in this environment?  We also discuss some of the latest product reveals from figures and vehicles to more exclusives. All this and much more on episode #75 of The Realm Recap!

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Episode 436: Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys

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George Lucas’ 1977 space fantasy Star Wars changed the way American audiences consumed films. More, though, it also changed the landscape for movie merchandising, with more money being made on toys, games, and collectibles than on the movies themselves. Now the documentary Plastic Galaxy looks bac

George Lucas’ 1977 space fantasy Star Wars changed the way American audiences consumed films.  More, though, it also changed the landscape for movie merchandising, with more money being made on toys, games, and collectibles than on the movies themselves.  Now the documentary Plastic Galaxy looks back at the first generation of Star Wars toys, released between 1977 and 1985 from Kenner.  Does this film capture the childhood magic of Star Wars figures, and can the documentary appeal to anyone not already obsessed with little plastic Stormtroopers?  Find out in this special Now Playing/Star Wars Action News crossover podcast hosted by Marjorie, Arnie, and Jerry!

Episode 38: Rebels Rebels, Distribution’s A Mess

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Our show returns this week as Flyguy and I discuss the latest in Star Wars collecting and just in time. It appears that the drought is lifting as new product is shipping to and being received by collectors. New Black Series, Star Wars Rebels, and Saga Legends/Mission Series are all starting to show up online and in stores. Sideshow comes through huge this past week with a few preorders that are sure to put a dent in the wallet and Bandai again tempts collectors with their expanding line of samurai-themed figures. Episode VII and Star Wars Rebels gets a few hits this week as principal filming has wrapped on the sequel and we now get a clearer understanding of the Inquisitor’s task by way of new Vader footage on a special telecast of Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion. This and much more on Episode 38 of The Realm Recap!

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Episode 35: NYCC Wrap Up and More

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The Realm Recap is back again this week picking up where we left off with NYCC news as we touch on a few developments released through QnAs from various sites in attendance. Hot Toys surprises this week with the tease of a new 12” Stormtrooper – which may be more than meet the eye (oops, wrong franchise). 2015 LEGO set images were revealed/leaked this week, again running the gamut of source material and they all impress. Lots of Star Wars Rebels news this week with new (and free) shows, the return of James Earl Jones and Kanan getting an original story in 2015. This and much more in Episode 35 of The Realm Recap!

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Episode 28: Heads Will Roll

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On this week’s show we discuss the latest in toy news hitting online, in store and our pocketbooks. Also, there is an apparent disturbance in the Force surrounding a certain Dark Lord of the Sith figure that is making its way to collectors. Flyguy and I get our heads on straight to discuss whether or not it’s warranted or should be ignored. This and much more on The Realm RecapClick on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.

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The Wolfpack Podcast #79: SDCC 2014 Recap Part 1

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On this episode of The WolfPack Podcast, Curto, Corey, Logan, Chris, and guests Jayson from YakFace.com and The Realm Recap Podcast, James Burns and Mark Newbold from Jedi News and StarWars.com, and Steve from Flyguy.net, A Boring Conversation Anyway Podcast, and The Realm Recap Podcast! We discuss all the latest SDCC 2014 Star Wars News, Rebels Products, and The Clone Wars announcements! So strap in, drink your blue milk, and get ready for the jump to Hyperspace in this brand new episode!

Star Wars Collectors Cast: 50th Anniv. Show

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They’ve finally done it… James Burns and Dan Curto have reached a milestone in recording and releasing their 50th show together.

Join them on the Star Wars Collectors Cast for a very special anniversary show with some gifts for their listeners in the form of the ultimate fan boy Kyle Newman, who discusses his latest film along with his current collecting habits and his opinion on Episode VII and beyond. Greg Crafts from Gentle Giant joins them to discuss San Diego Comic-Con and what Star Wars exclusives they’ll have available at the show. Ashley Eckstein drops in for a quick chat to talk about Her Universe at Star Wars Weekends, the R2-D2 ‘My Hero’ Jewelry Collection, San Diego Comic-Con and they ask if she’s missing Ahsoka. Finally, the Collectors Cast wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Rancho Obi-Wan to catch up with Steve Sansweet. All this, wrapped up and tied with a bow – their gift to you to celebrate their 50th show.

Episode 23: Countdown to Con-a-geddon

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We’re back! After a brief vacation, the Realm Recap returns this week to parse all of the news that has come out since our last show. We’ll be discussing a TON reveals (official and otherwise) from Hasbro, new product announcements from Sideshow and Gentle Giant and a lot, lot more. Mr. Dan Curto is our special co-host/guest this week to help sort out everything as we await San Diego Comic-Con in a few short days. Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.

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Star Wars Collectors Cast: Droid Factory

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Collectors have long spent years (and small fortunes!) on the hottest collectibles from a galaxy far, far away…but what goes into their creation? The Star Wars Collectors Cast: Droid Factory features a rare behind-the-scenes look at the creative process and design stages of some of the hottest toys. In this debut segment, Dave Tree and Chris McLeod sit down with Andrew and Erik from Boss Fight Studios, the creative minds behind some of the recent Hasbro action figures from The Clone Wars, The Legacy Collection, The Vintage Collection, and a brand-new line that’s generating a lot of KickStarter excitement…the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S.  Get ready to listen in to the stories behind the toys!

Episode 21: Execute SDCC Pre-Order 66

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Live from my garage, it’s Saturday night! On this episode of The Realm Recap we discuss the latest SDCC exclusive announcements and pre-orders, new details and commentary surrounding Star Wars Black Series products, a slew of customizing spotlights and, of course, our latest acquistions and purchases from the past week! Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.

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“Space Trees” Playset Update

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For those of you who have contributed so far to the “Space Trees” playset campaign, the guys at Twelfth Parsec have already met their campaign funding goal!  There’s also still time to get your order in, which you can do by clicking here.  They expect to start seeing their customers receive their items in July. 

Our friends at Imperialshipyards will also be hosting a podcast with Twelfth Parsec on March 20, you can find those details here – and also discuss your thoughts on this campaign (and speculate on what they have coming next!) in our forums.